Book One -- The things that sustain and support the entire body, and what braces and attaches them all. [the bones and the ligaments that interconnect them] | Chapter 3 Names by which the Parts and Surfaces of Bones are Identified

The function of depressions and heads

We shall explain why depressions are carved now lightly, now deeply by the Maker of things 62 in the next chapter, which will explain the different ways in which bones are jointed — since it is for the sake of joints that both depressions and heads are fashioned. Here, however, it will suffice to state only the names, and if in the meantime anyone wishes, it will be permitted to add here, incidentally, the types of cavity.



Book One -- The things that sustain and support the entire body, and what braces and attaches them all. [the bones and the ligaments that interconnect them] | Chapter 3 Names by which the Parts and Surfaces of Bones are Identified